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Group Health’s guidelines helped our Group Practice reduce doses of opioids for chronic pain

– Dr. Michael Von Korff discusses how Washington state guidelines also appeared to lower opioid doses, but large dose reductions followed health plan initiatives.

Dr. Michael Von Korff discusses how Washington state guidelines also appeared to lower opioid doses, but large dose reductions followed health plan initiatives by Michael Von Kor…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/december/group-healths-guidelines-helped-our-group-practice-reduce-doses-opioids-chronic-pain/

A ‘booster dose’ of more massage helps reduce neck pain

– Group Health and University of Vermont researchers find a longer treatment period is better for reducing dysfunction.

Group Health and University of Vermont researchers find a longer treatment period is better for reducing dysfunction. Few things feel better than a massage, and many people use i…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/07/booster-dose-more-massage-helps-reduce-neck-pain/

It’s time to pay attention to chronic pain

– So says a new national pain strategy from the Department of Health and Human Services. You can influence the strategy with your comments.

So says a new national pain strategy from the Department of Health and Human Services. You can influence the strategy with your comments. An estimated 25 million Americans have c…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/05/its-time-pay-attention-chronic-pain/

Opioids for chronic pain: Finding hope in advocacy and research

– In our first blog post by a patient, Dave Duhrkoop shares his experience with chronic pain and opioid medications—highlighting the role advocacy and research play in improving care and outcomes.

In our first blog post by a patient, Dave Duhrkoop shares his experience with chronic pain and opioid medications—highlighting the role advocacy and research play in improving care…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/02/opioids-chronic-pain-finding-hope-advocacy-and-research/